Morning Journal/Ron Firth Ice damge Ice covered Salem on Thursday and caused a tree to fall behind Reilly School and Sebo Stadium.

County Sheriff

— A neighbor near the Rollerena lot on state Route 14 reported hearing power tools at 11:59 p.m. Thursday and was concerned about the nearby businesses. Deputies checked the area and found a person loading up his truck for snow plowing. The man said he used a grinding brush a few minutes earlier, but he was finished with it. Nothing else suspicious was found.

— A Knox School Road man reported at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday someone attempted to open his front door and he heard his vehicle alarm go off. He checked outside, but did not see anyone, but heard a noise coming from his vehicle. He went back inside and waited for deputies. Deputies could not find anyone around or any evidence someone was in the vehicle.

— Deputies were called to assist Leetonia EMS at a Washington Street, Washingtonville home at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, where a woman had been violent with EMS in the past. She began to scream at deputies and denied calling for EMS recently. She told everyone to get out of her home. She was physically fine.

Highway Patrol

— Charles Helman, 57, of Salineville, was cited for failure to control when he traveled off the side of state Route 518 in Madison Township and struck a utility pole at 8:39 p.m. Thursday.


— Police responded to a verbal domestic when a man on South Green punched a hole in the wall because he couldn’t find his wallet at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday. Nothing physical took place and there were no threats to the woman who reported the incident.

— An Amazon van’s mirror was struck by a passing white Avalanche pickup that continued driving on North Market Street at 3:07 p.m. Tuesday.

— William Suber, 20, of Columbus, was cited with driving under the influence of drugs and failure to control at 3:36 a.m. Thursday.


— Haley Sivert, was charged with persistent disorderly conduct on Jan. 28. Officers responded to McDonald’s for a report of Sivert being intoxicated and in a red car. She failed a sobriety test, and was told to calm down multiple times while she tried to find a ride. She did not comply with the officers request and was placed under arrest.

— Officers responded to Independence Square Jan. 25 to help a vehicle owner reclaim her jeep. The owner reported letting a friend bower her jeep, but the fiend did not want to return the vehicle. Officers stood by while the owner retrieved the vehicle and advised she could not file a theft report because she lent the vehicle out.

— Officers took a report of a stolen black 1988 GMC truck on Jan. 25, and faxed it to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was recovered.

— Chad Ratliff, was charged with obstructing official business, drug paraphernalia and traffic violations on Jan. 29 after officers stopped Ratliff for not using a turn signal while turning right from Ninth Street onto Broadway. Ratliff gave officers a fake name and birth date, and a crack pipe was found on his person. Inventory was taken on the 2006 Mercury Sedan he was driving and towed to T& T towing impound lot. He was released to the sheriff’s department for warrants.

— Brian Bryarley was cited for reckless operation and charged with drug abuse on Jan. 30. Officers watched Bryarley make a wide left hand turn from Ninth Street onto Commerce Street nearly hitting a telephone pole. During a traffic stop officers smelt marijuana and during a probable cause search a baggie of a green leafy substance, a baggie of white powder and a baggie with a singular pink pill were found.

— Christina Reed was charged with obstructing official business and drug paraphernalia on Jan 31. Officers watched an orange four door Pontiac pull out of Family Dollar and going left of center while turning. Officers stopped the vehicle and spoke to the four passengers. Reed gave officers an incorrect name and taken into custody where she admitted to having a crack pipe on her. She was transported to Jefferson County for warrants.

Perry Township

— A tree was reported down in the road at Jennings and U.S. Route 62 at 4:04 a.m. Friday. An officer located a tree partially laying in the road and called dispatch to notify the county road crew to have it removed.

— Police were dispatched to assist Salem officers with a call regarding suspicious activity in the 600 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. A female told police she had just moved in and provided a lease agreement for the rental property. The officer welcomed her to the neighborhood.

— Police assisted Salem officers in checking a suspicious vehicle at an abandoned house behind Diehl off of North Ellsworth Avenue at 1:44 p.m. Thursday. Police stood by while Salem officers identified everyone and confirmed they had permission to be there.

— Police and fire department personnel were called to the 1500 block of East 11th Street for a low hanging wire across the road at 7:46 a.m. Thursday. Fire personnel disconnected the phone line to the residence and opened the road.


— An intoxicated male came into the lobby at the police station at 4:19 a.m. Friday and asked to use the phone to contact someone, but appeared to have visible injuries. Police learned he had left the hospital against medical advice and had fallen and struck his head while en route to the police station. Fire department first responders and an ambulance were called to the scene and he was taken to the hospital for a head injury.

— A suspicious person was reported entering and exiting a vacant residence in the 600 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 11:51 p.m. Thursday. Perry Township initially responded due to officers being tied up on another call. It was found the new tenant was moving into the property.

— Andrew Connor, 24, of Klinger Avenue, Alliance, was charged with criminal damaging and possession of drug paraphernalia after police were called to Walmart on East State Street for suspicious persons at 11:26 p.m. Thursday. An employee said two people were attempting to shoplift from the store. Officers located a female who paid for the items in her cart and left. A male was located and had several items concealed on his person. He also allegedly had drug paraphernalia and marijuana on his person and was taken into custody. The male had removed several tags and packaging from merchandise. The items were returned to the store. Connor was taken to jail, with an investigation pending on possible theft.

— Two unknown cars were reported in the parking lot at Reilly School at 11:24 p.m. Thursday, but both were unoccupied.

— Police were called at 8:38 p.m. Thursday for a neighbor dispute in the 1200 block of Cedar Ridge where a woman said her neighbor’s vehicle was blocking access into the driveway. The owner was contacted and moved the vehicle.

— A caller at 7:56 p.m. Thursday reported an unknown suspicious older man walking around her residence in the 400 block of North Ellsworth Avenue. No one was located.

— A clerk at Smith Oil on East State Street reported at 7:48 p.m. Thursday that someone in a blue Jeep left without paying for $15 worth of gas.

— Police were called at 1:36 p.m. Thursday to the 1900 block of Bricker Farm Lane for suspicious persons. Officers made contact with the people who said they had been commissioned to tear the property down by the owner. The owner was contacted and said they were allowed on the property.

— Police and fire personnel responded to a call of wires down at the rear of a property in the 300 block of Rose Avenue at 1:33 p.m. Thursday. The wires were for cable and phone.

— A woman from the 300 block of North Madison reported at 11:18 a.m. Thursday a person known to her took a ring from her home without her knowledge or permission and she located the ring at a local business. She was told her options.

— Police responded at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to the 900 block of Park Avenue to check on the welfare of a resident. Officers spoke with her and she was taken by ambulance to the emergency room.

— A license plate found in the area of State and Lincoln was turned over to police at 8:55 a.m. Thursday. A message was left.

— A woman from the 500 block of Continental Drive reported at 8:15 a.m. Thursday that she gave her debit card to a person she knows so that person could buy items for her. She said the person purchased extra items. She also lent money to the same person and hasn’t been repaid. She was told her options.

— Low hanging wires were reported at 7:33 a.m. Thursday in the area of Highland and East 11th Street. The wires were in Perry Township and the Perry fire department arrived.


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